Math 060 - Elementary Algebra - Ana Palmer
This course is a prerequisite for various rigorous math courses designed to prepare STEM majors for a degree in science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering. If you do not plan to be a STEM major, please contact your counselor to determine if a different math course might be a more suitable alternative for your educational needs.
Designed to develop beginning algebra skills, Math 060 includes the fundamental concepts of operating within the real number system, working with first degree equation in one unknown, identifying and evaluating functions, factoring and multiplication of polynomials, and working with algebraic functions, linear equations and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponents, and radicals, quadratic equations, and applications.
What to Expect in this Course
Regular attendance is required. You must attend the first class meeting via Zoom at the scheduled day/time. Any student absent on the first day will be dropped unless I am notified in advance with a valid reason. You need to be available and will be expected to join our weekly live Zoom sessions throughout the semester. If you cannot attend regularly or on time, and stay for the entire duration of the class, it might be a good idea to take this class at another time that better fits your availability.
You will be expected to work on the course material consistently and keep up with deadlines (homework assignments, weekly discussions, quizzes, exams). If you stop completing online work or stop attending our live Zoom sessions, you may be dropped from the course.
Exams will only be taken during scheduled class time. You need to be able to connect to Zoom with the camera pointing at your work area so that academic integrity can be maintained. If you are uncomfortable with this, then you can schedule a one-on-one oral exam with the professor. A working webcam (smart phone is allowed) and a reliable internet connection are necessary for this course. You can expect to spend at least 15 hours per week on the course material (lectures, homework, quizzes, discussion board assignments, review, exam preparation).
Types of Assessments
Online homework, quizzes, exams, final exam, class participation (individual and group work), discussions.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
You will need a Student Access Code for this course. Electronic version of the textbook is available online, so you do not need to purchase a hard copy of the textbook. Without the Access Code, you will not be able to stay enrolled in the course. You can purchase the Assess Code from COC Bookstore (ISBN: 9780136504566). It costs about $71. Another option is to purchase the Access Code online after the first week of the semester. Online purchase costs $55. I recommend that you not purchase the access code until after the course Orientation.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.
The Learning Center (TLC)
The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!
Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)
College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.
The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.
Management of Stress and Mental Health
College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.
The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.
You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.
Veterans Resource Center
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The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!
Last updated: 08/07/2021 Sub#: 482